School: Scrabagh (roll number 11202)

Location:
Scrabbagh, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Mrs Rose Ffrench

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Bread

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0254, Page 041

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Bread
The bread of olden times differed considerably from the bread of the present day.
Long ago the bread was made from wheat. The mill was about five miles from this district. The querns were used for grinding grain.
There were different kinds of bread used long ago. Potato cake, boxty bread, and oaten bread.
The potato cake was made of boiled potatoes. They were peeled and mashed and salt was added.
Then the mixture was made into sections called farles. These farles were baked on a griddle.

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